Why Everyone Loves Cinque Terre
This village is divided into two, and we were taken through a tunnel into a mesh of colourful homes and an uncongested beach. We set camp and explored the region and the sea through the local diving outfitters. Better yet, the vineyards were spectacular, and we were able to quench our travel thirst.
Corniglia sits conceitedly on a hilltop where you can get drunk with the spectacular view. To reach this village we had to climb around 382 stairs. Being the smallest but the highest village in Cinque Terre it did not disappoint in its attractions. The 'Guvano' nudist beach, the Oratory of Flagellants, and the remains of the Genovese fortifications provided a panoramic view.
Vernazza was the best place to sleep and relax while enjoying the culinary treats with a mix of traditional Mediterranean and Italian cultural aspects. The vineyard terraces, a ruined castle, and the Palazzo with porches were some of the spectacular sights we enjoyed.
Monterosso al Mare
This is the largest village with the largest beach. We were able to swim and visit the impressive ruins of the old castle, the towers, and explore the remnants of a huge concrete statue at the end of the beach. The oratories and the Capuchin Monastery were very pleasing to the eyes.
This is the urban jewel of Cinque Terre due to its romantic and charming nature. Facing the sea, we found picturesque multicoloured houses and seafood restaurants. We could not help but enjoy some good deep-water swimming. A must see attraction is the white cemented pyramid that acts as the navigational reference point for people at sea. Cinque Terre is one of the most sought after tourist destinations. The villages offer amazing sights, food, wine, walking trails and sparkly beaches.
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